Monthly Archives: July 2012

Two countries, two trains and a boat trip.

Today we are doing one of the classic excursions from Lake Maggiore featuring a boat trip along the lake followed by two train journeys. Starting from Stresa we sailed past the Borromean Islands and continued north towards the Swiss border. … Continue reading

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Isola dei Pescatori

Just to the north of Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore lies Isola dei Pescatori (Fishermen’s Island) It is only 300 metres long and 100 metres wide and was once a typical fishing village with the inhabitants earning their living from … Continue reading

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Isola Bella.

Just offshore of Stresa lie the Borromean Islands, the largest of which is Isola Bella. The island was owned by Count Carlo 111 (1586 – 1652) and he transformed the rocky islet into a Baroque palace and gardens. He then … Continue reading

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Lake Maggiore

Ciao. I have just returned from a short break at Lake Maggiore, the second largest of the Italian Lakes. I stayed in Stresa on the western shore of the lake, an idyllic setting with easy access to the Borromean islands. … Continue reading

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Hartsop and Angle tarn

7th July 2012. We started our walk from the village of Hartsop and headed north climbing steadily towards Boardale Hause. There were lovely panoramic views looking west towards Ullswater and the Helvellyn range. It has finally stopped raining although there … Continue reading

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Kettlewell

5th July 2012. Les, Chris and I did the recce for the next CHA walk. Our destination was Kettlewell in the Yorkshire dales. “It’s only 11 miles” said Les.”Quite easy walking along Wharfedale and Littondale” He lied, he did not … Continue reading

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Hartington

1st July 2012. We are now into July and it is still raining. Will it ever stop? Today I walked with my local rambling club, Crosby CHA. I did the “A” walk led by Martin Murphy. We started from the … Continue reading

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